Sunday, September 2, 2007
Bird Quilts, and a little Give-Away
I think these are the beginning of an obsession. I love the little birds, always have, and also love the clean crisp looks of these quilts.
Well, the colors in the photos above stink ... I am having no luck figuring out how to get that right ... any hints ? Really, ANY photo help will be accepted! (edited to add: I've changed the above pictures, I think they are better ... I ended up taking them outside, in the sunlight ... )
This little guy is appliqued onto blue geometric (it's flowers, but shhhh!), cream birds, and brown leaf fabrics, definately boyish. The backside is a bright blue and the binding is the brown leaves. It's hard to tell from the photos but I've added coordinating decorative stitching to the frontside.
These two, Mommy and Baby according to my kids, are happily chirping away. They are chenille and so sweet. The back of this one is a delicate blue floral.
Both quilts measure about 43" by 43" and are available in my shop. There are more photos of them on Flickr.
And then there's this one ....
It's a pirate quilt. Most of the fabrics are piratey or boats, and the backing is a piratey blue flannel. But it really didn't turn out as planned, and some of the quilting stitches didn't come out as straight as I'd have liked.
I still love the fabrics, just not together, at least not as much as I thought I might. My boys love it, they are just perfectly happy to look at each piratey piece, and think it's pretty darn cool. The quilt is a disappearing nine-patch and measures about 43" by 50". I have no plans for this one.
SO here it is for the taking ... be the first to post that you'd like this piratey quilt, and have a good home for it, and I"ll send it to you in the mail! I'll be very happy to see it go to someone who'll appreciate it.